Thyroid Disorders

Alvin Matsumoto, MD

Professor and Acting Head
Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

 Learning Objectives


By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish the presentation of thyroid disorders in older versus younger patients.
  • Interpret thyroid function testing in healthy older individuals and older patients with non-thyroidal illness.
  • Determine older patients with thyroid disorders who should be treated versus those who do not require treatment.

[From the Spring 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]